Color Crush Holiday Gift Guide Part 2 — Green Gift Ideas To Get You Going!
Last week, we kicked off our holiday gift guide with an assortment of goodies in an array of red tones. For our second installment, we’re exploring the green spectrum, with everything from clothing and jewelry to kitchen tools and decorative vases in shades of emerald, jade, pine, olive, lime, and more. Don’t be surprised if you find yourself giving many of these gift options the green light!
Reiss Camilla Lace-Back Top in Bright Emerald, $240. Available at Reiss.com
Green, red and gold are practically the unofficial colors of the holiday season. This emerald green top, made from a luxurious satin with a sophisticated sheen, captures that festive spirit without venturing into the ugly sweater realm of gaudy reindeer and snowman motifs. In fact, this fluid top will turn heads year-round — not just because of its stunning jewel hue, but because of the sexiness of the halter neck cut, combined with the contrasting lace panel along the back, which shows just a hint of skin.
Fendi Policromia Watch, $3000. Available at Fendi.com
Even if you’ve never even contemplated the idea of wearing a watch, you’ll think twice when you lay eyes on the Fendi Policromia watch, a timepiece that doubles as a work of wearable art. The white alligator leather strap provides the perfect clean, simple, elegant backdrop for the dynamic geometric elements of the watch. A study in contrasting rounded shapes, the watch features a polished stainless steel case with brushed stainless steel bevel inserts, white ceramic inserts along the case, and stunning malachite inserts on both the case and dial. Eight diamonds, totaling 0.10 carats, adorn the perimeter of the dial and serve as hour markers.
Lafco New York Tree Fresh Pine Forest Holiday Fragrance Mini Diffuser, $65. Available at Lafco.com
Those who couldn’t manage to load a Christmas tree atop their cars or hoist it up the steps of a walk-up apartment, instead settling for an artificial tree, can still enjoy the uplifting, homey, cozy aroma of an authentic fir or spruce with this Lafco Tree diffuser. The elegant set features a hand-blown glass bottle with a snowy white design and a green rim at the vase’s neck, 8 natural reeds, and a 3.3 fl. oz. diffuser fragrance oil bottle. Made with 90% natural essences, the oil combines the scents of pine needles, spruce, and balsam fir, offering a lush green aromatic experience, the incorporates a touch of incense for a spicy kick. To use, simply pour the diffuser fragrance oil into the glass vase and insert the reeds, allowing them to absorb the oil and gently waft the aroma into the air.
Nakamol Clovis Wrap Bracelet, $48. Available at NakamolChicago.com
Forget layering and stacking bracelets — this wrap-around number is an arm party in and of itself! Measuring 33.5″ in total length, this Nakamol bracelet —made of green thread, rounded gold-toned brass beads, and faceted gunmetal beads — wraps around the wrist up to five times for maximum visual impact.
Artland Iris 4-Piece Goblet Set, $39.90. Available at Kohls.com
A colorful dinner table can set the tone for any social gathering. The jade color and bubble design of these hand-blown 14 oz. glass goblets will establish a jovial vibe that’s perfect for eating, laughing, and making memories with family and friends.
Christian Louboutin So Kate Marbled Pumps, $745. Available at NeimanMarcus.com
Inspired by the natural freeform stripes and swirling patterns of freshly mined malachite, Christian Louboutin designed these enchanting patent leather pumps, which feature a 4.8″ covered heel, a low-dipped color, and the designer’s signature red sole.
Mawi Tiered Emerald Slogan Necklace, £461. Available at Mawi.co.uk
This tiered necklace combines the kitschy and streetwise aesthetic of a nameplate necklace — in this case, a chain with the word “Emeralds” — with the regal glamour of two crystal-heavy necklaces. The second tier of this piece is an intricate collar with ornate stations featuring oval emerald-toned crystals at their center, each emerald surrounded by swirling rose gold-plated metal pieces with inset clear crystals. The thid and lower tier, meanwhile, kicks up the opulence a notch by stringing together clear crystals then adding dangling diamond-shaped clear crystals and strands of clear crystals with prong-set, round, emerald-toned stones at their tips.
Tartan + Twine Gwynn Green Check Weekender, $30. Available at ULTA stores.
Those of us whose makeup routine involves over 20 steps can stay in our comfort zone while traveling with the Tartan + Twine Weekender, a roomy bag with plenty of storage room for eye shadows, concealer, eyeliner pencils, lipsticks, lip liners, makeup primers, foundation, powder compacts, bronzers, contouring kits, tinted moisturizers, mascaras, lip glosses, blush compacts, and brush sets. Measuring 12.5″ in length, 8″ in height, and 3.5″ in depth, the Tartan + Twine Weekender features sturdy top handles and a zip-top design, so that it folds open to reveal a clear zippered compartment on one side, a mesh zippered compartment on the other side, and a slim double-sided flap pocket along the center for smaller items like pencils and glosses. This season’s Gwynn design is particularly charming with its green, black, and white plaid motif and the marled gray wool fabric chosen for the piping details and top handles.
Warby Parker Reed Sunglasses, $145. Available at WarbyParker.com
A fun twist between aviator shades and round Lennon sunnies, the Warby Parker Reed sunglasses feature slightly rounded lenses as well as a metallic brow bar. What makes these truly unique, however, is the translucent green acetate wedged in between the two layers of titanium constituting the front portion of the frames.
Tata Harper Luminous Glow Collection, $56. Available at Sephora.com
If there’s something we’ve learned since the emergence of Perfect 365 and similar photo-retouching apps, it’s that all women long for brighter, more luminous skin. Fortunately, this Tata Harper Luminous Glow Collection gift set will bring anyone closer to that goal IRL. The four-piece kit features: a 0.5 fl. oz. jar of the Tata Harper Regenerating Cleanser; a 0.25 fl. oz. jar of the Resurfacing Mask; a 0.3 fl. oz. bottle of the Illuminating Moisturizer; and a 0.1 fl. oz. bottle of the Illuminating Eye Cream. The Regenerating Cleanser focuses on unclogging pores and purifying the skin with ingredients such as rose clay, rice extract, and willow bark extract, while hydrating the complexion with sunflower seed oil and soothing it with aloe leaf juice. The Resurfacing Mask, meanwhile, helps to improve the skin’s texture, minimize the appearance of pores, and boost radiance through ingredients like rose clay, beet root extract, willow bark extract, and pomegranate extract. These two long-time customer favorites are joined by the new Illuminating Moisturizer, which features skin-conditioning and nourishing shea butter, mango seed butter, and cocoa seed butter; hydrating and skin-plumping hyaluronic acid; exfoliating and clarifying willow bark extract; revitalizing rose water; moisturizing jojoba oil (which promotes collagen synthesis); vitamin A- and mineral-rich alfalfa extract to keep skin taut and radiant; honey, a natural humectant; and diamond powder to instantly diffuse light and create the appearance of brighter skin. The set is completed by the Illuminating Eye Cream, which features many of the same ingredients as the Illuminating Moisturizer, but also incorporates olive oil, gotu kola extract, and eyebright extract to tackle dark under-eye circles and keep those brown, green, or blue eyes looking bright and perky.
Stella & Dot Triangle Stone Pendant Necklace, $79. Available at StellaDot.com
Every gal would want to romance this stone! This Stella & Dot necklace features a dainty silver-plated chain with a semi-precious, hefty Amazonite pendant in a triangular shape.
Calvin Klein Leather and Suede Gloves in Cypress, $66. Available at TheBay.com
Black gloves may be the norm, but they’re also entirely predictable. On the contrary, hunter green gloves add an unexpected pop of color to any winter ensemble while proving surprisingly versatile. These suede Calvin Klein gloves feature a touch of leather along the forefinger area, providing an intriguing textural contrast, and they’re lined with sheepskin to keep hands and fingers cozy in frigid temperatures.
Urban Trend Orbit Herb Cutter, $19.95. Available at UrbanTrend.com
Chopping mint leaves, rosemary sprigs, and cilantro bunches just got a lot easier! Thanks to Urban Trend, a new line of housewares designed to simplify everyday tasks, you never need to lift a knife again in order to cut through your herbs of choice. The Urban Trend Orbit Herb Chopper includes a funky green handle that you can grip along each side, placing your hands at the 3 o’clock and 9 o’clock positions, for greater leverage, and beneath this handle, a wheel-shaped blade akin to that of a pizza cutter. By pressing down on the handle and rolling the blade back and forth, you can easily tackle a mound of herbs. And, while, it’s designed to tackle smaller herbs like chives and basil, I’ve even used the Orbit Herb Cutter to cut off the stalks of collard greens and to zip through thick kale leaves. Not only does it simplify the process, but this handy tool can be stored away safely since the blade comes with a clear plastic safety cap so that no sharp edges are exposed — and, most importantly, by pressing two side buttons, the wheel-shaped cutter can be folded inward, allowing it to lay horizontally inside the center of the green ring-shaped handle.
Rablabs Kivita Coaster in Emerald Quartz, $165 for Set of 2. Available at BlissHomeAndDesign.com
Cork coasters might do the trick at the local sports bar but, when you’re buying a pair for someone with discerning tastes, well, you gotta come a bit harder than that! These Kivita coasters from Rablabs are made of genuine agate stones and hence feature deliberately imprecise, asymmetrical, organic shapes that nod to their natural beauty. The simple golden color along the rim of each contrast, meanwhile, adds a touch of elegance. No two coasters are exactly alike, but they’re estimated to measure 4.5″ in width and 4.5″ in depth.
Modern Vice Roma Boot in Green Metallic Calf, $398. Available at ModernVice.com
These streamlined ankle booties juxtapose the smoothness and worn-in, antique-looking luster of patinated and slightly distressed green calf leather against the bristly texture and fur-like look of green calf hair. The distressed gold-toned zipper and buckles, meanwhile, add an industrial component to the luxurious design.
Jonathan Adler Malachite Octagon Vase, $118. Available at JonathanAdler.com
Gucci Dionysus Embroidered Leather Hobo, $3100. Available at Gucci.com
According to Greek mythology, Dionysus, the god of wine and fertility, crossed the Tigris river atop a tiger dispatched by Zeus to help him on his journey. Inspired by the tale, Gucci created this emerald green leather hobo, featuring roaring tiger appliqués placed adjacently along the base of the guitar-shaped hobo’s front. A tiny heart appliqué separates the two mirror tiger images, while floral appliqués placed atop each tiger head add a touch of romance and whimsy. The detachable shoulder strap, meanwhile, features the navy and red stripes associated with the Gucci brand.
Zara Printed Leather Blazer, $199. Available at Zara.com
With its Western-inspired details‚ like the ruffled trim along the stylized yoke and the pointed collar, this button-front leather jacket nods to female outlaws like Annie Oakley while incorporating quirky and cutesy motifs like an all-over dotted pattern and oversize embroidered floral patches.
Larkspur & Hawk Antoinette Suspended Pear Earrings with Pearls, $1550. Available at LarkspurandHawk.com
Marie Antoinette may have harbored a weakness for the color pink, but even she would’ve gotten weak in the knees when beholding these Larkspur & Hawk earrings. The Antoinette Suspended Pear Earrings feature thin metallic bars that connect 8mm white pearl studs to larger, teardrop-shaped, white quartz gems with magical green colored foil at their centers. Measuring 1 3/4″ in length, the earrings exude a mysteriousness thanks to the colored foil of the quartz stones and the intricacy of their black rhodium washed silver setting.
Rafe Ramya Cubist Minaudiere, $945. Available at Rafe.com
A nod to the Cubist art and architecture movements, this intriguing clutch features overlapping pieces of square and rectangular black tab shell, green tab shell, and hammered brass for a sculptural effect. Handmade by artisans in the Philippines, each minaudiere features a hinged bottom and a concealed top magnetic closure. Measures 6.25″ in length, 1.75″ in width, and 4.75″ in height, the Rafe Ramya minaudiere would make Georges Braque smile in approval.
Tibi Amoret Satin Bias Dress, $625. Available at Tibi.com
It may feature a simple silhouette, but this emerald green slip dress can stand up against many similar pieces worn on the red carpet — take, for instance, Anne Hathaway’s Richard Nicoll slip dress at the 2014 Interstellar Los Angeles premiere or Gwyneth Paltrow’s white Calvin Klein gown at the 1996 Academy Awards. Constructed in a bias cut, this satin Tibi number features a fluid feel and drapes beautifully along the decollétage. The skirt, meanwhile, is ever so discreetly flared for a body-skimming silhouette.
Coach Shea Tea Rose Pumps, $159. Available at Coach.com
Coquettish enough for a romantic rendezvous but classy enough for the office, this smooth calf leather pump features open sides and a low-cut vamp that showcase the natural arch of the foot, a demure pointy toe, a 3 3/4″-tall stiletto heel, and gladiator-inspired leather ties that wrap around the ankle, as well as bud-shaped tie tips for a touch of sweetness and innocence.
Anita Ko Emerald Coil Ring, $3200. Available at AnitaKo.com
Like a slithering snake, this 18k yellow gold ring with emerald gems measuring 1.45 cts in total, will gracefully encircle any finger.